Grey, Brown & Cream Printed Work Dress

Added May 19, 2013

by roarah

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

I made this dress using Vogue V1287. It’s not the style of dress that I would normally wear, but I quite like it. It’s super comfortable & dressy enough to wear to work & then out to drinks afterwards.

The only complaint I have is that this pattern is it seems to have a lot more ease than I would prefer. Maybe it’s just because I’m not used to wearing dresses in this style, but the waistband felt massive. By the time I realised, the dress was pretty much sewn & it wasn’t going to easy to fix it properly, so I just shortened the piece of elastic in the back. It fit better but it means the pockets are slightly offset to the back & it looks a bit awkward if I’m standing around with my hands in my pockets. Though my mother would probably argue I shouldn’t be standing around with my hands in my pockets to begin with ;)

For more on this dress & others like it, check out my blog, Orchids In May

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic
Material
Polyester

Credits

V1287

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    May 19, 2013, 08.04 PMby rita61

    Looks nice! I recognized the pattern as soon as I saw your nice dress! Thanks for you comments on ease. I purchased this pattern a while back, and have been ‘shrinking’, but my waist isn’t shrinking fast enough :-( (To me,the pattern photo makes it look fitted).I"ll need a dress in a month, so this may be a good choice. :-)

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    May 19, 2013, 01.33 PMby Mary Athey

    lovely dress, lovely fabric and its lovely on you x

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